Cruise was ok.

Independence of the Seas Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 31

Overall rating:

4.1 out of 5
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Independence of the Seas

5 Night Western Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 16, 2019

Ship: Independence of the Seas

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 8519

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

I think for the price of this cruise, it was equal to Carnival.


3 out of 5
Check in was above average, other cruises I have been on directs you on to the ship imediately. We have to wait 45 minutes to board.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Main dinning room was above average, exceptional service at table 537. Windjammer buffet was good.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Pools and hot tubs were good. I liked that there were plenty of deck chairs for all.


3 out of 5
I think some of the shows were not age appropriate for young children. (Grease)

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
As with most cruise lines the staff was above average.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Very nice ship. Clean, well laid out.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
The only thing I can complain about was the switch to go into the bathroom. It is located behind the door. Not a good place for it, but was ok.

Ship tip

Learn the ship layout ahead of time. It will save you a lot steps.

Ports of call

Labadee (Cruise Line Private Island)

3 out of 5
I don't think the lunch was planned out well enough. We eat lunch about 12:30 and had to wait some time for cooked burgers that were under cooked when we got them.

Falmouth, Jamaica

3 out of 5
Too much high pressure from the locals selling their goods.


4 out of 5
Seemed to go rather quickly compared to other ships I have been on.
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